Constitutions with Kim Scheppele
ÂNon,Â ÂNeeÂ and now the UK isnÂt even going to ask. The European Constitution itself is a massive document of more than 250 pages and 448 Â or is it 465? Â articles, drafted via a year-long, open access process. But somewhere the process Â and the PR Â failed. The U.S. constitution has only seven articles, and its writers knew it had to be simple and readable if it was going to pass. We want to know whatÂs in a constitution: whether the key is in the writing or the ratifying or the PR or all of it. Was the American experience an anomaly Â or an example?
Run time 52:00
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